Information Management as an Explicit Role in OSS projects: A Case Study

Christopher Oezbek, Robert Schuster, and Lutz Prechelt – 2008

Globally distributed teams of volunteers and electronic means of communication are at the core of Open Source Software development. To aid projects in managing their information, we defined a light-weight, role-based process improvement and observed its use in a longitudinal case study. Results gathered by mailing-list analysis give insights into the different types of information managed and their relative importance: While technical content such as how-tos and to-dos is most frequent, the amount of information regarding decision making is surprisingly low.

Titel
Information Management as an Explicit Role in OSS projects: A Case Study
Verfasser
Christopher Oezbek, Robert Schuster, and Lutz Prechelt
Verlag
Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Computer Science
Ort
Takustr. 9, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Datum
2008-04
Kennung
B-08-05
Sprache
eng
Art
Text